Let’s welcome the 2021 Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival in the post-pandemic era!
Due to the global pandemic in 2020, many programs were canceled. Do you still expect the Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival (KSAF)?
In 2009, the Bureau of Cultural Affairs held the first grassland concert without chairs at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (KMFA), where the audience could enjoy the live symphony on the grass in the breezy and starry spring night. Each year the festival has a different theme content, art form, curatorial team, venue, constantly progressing and attracting attention. In the past 10 years, nearly hundreds of thousands of people have participated in the festival, leaving their applause and footprints on the grassland and in the exhibition hall.
The KSAF is entering its 12th year. 2021 KSAF is curated around the three primary colors, just as spring brings all kinds of rich possibilities and colors. It also represents the momentum of starting again, such as the revival of all things in early spring. We will not be defeated by the epidemic. We will seize the opportunity of every performance to show the more vigorous energy after a year’s rest, and bring the wonderful and different experience to the audience again!
As an important performance venue of KSAF over the years, we also repositioned the KMFA as more than just a gallery. Apart from visiting exhibitions, what else can an art gallery do? We believe that the museum is more than just a space for displaying works. We hope that every detail arranged by the museum can make the audience feel beauty and comfort and want to make the beauty and comfort a part of their daily life.
Therefore, on the occasion of the 2021 KSAF and the reopening of the KMAF, we invite you to bring your tent and camp out for a night in the 40-hectare grassland surrounding the museum. Let's fall asleep under the starry night sky, wake up in the green art park, and make the KMAF not only an art museum.
From February to July, the KSAF will let the participants wave goodbye to the haze of the pandemic and regain their long-lost affection for arts. People can listen to music on the grass, spend a night in the art museum, and watch performances in the halls. In the spring of 2021, we welcome you to experience the beauty of arts in Kaohsiung.